Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa unveils £3m revamp

Guests visiting the iconic Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa can enjoy all the benefits of its impressive £3m refurbishment with work to the hotel now complete.

Heralding 75 new-look bedrooms and bathrooms, a stunning new sea-deck over-looking Craignure Bay, luxury new suites and extensive landscaping, the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa is now a beacon of hospitality on the unique and idyllic island location, popular with tourists.

The seven-figure sum committed to upgrading the property last October, also saw the arrival of the newly launched Oran na Mara Bistro, Gaelic for ‘song of the sea’, offering guests and locals looking for an exceptional dining experience an outstanding menu which highlights the best local and seasonal cuisine alongside the very best views of Mull and Craignure Bay, with a brand-new sea deck perfect for al fresco dining.

In the past few weeks, as well as being granted an official AA four-star rating across the entire hotel, the bistro was also awarded its first AA Rosette.

Guests are welcomed into an authentically Scottish retreat with comfortable, leather sofas in muted earthy tones, as well as roaring fires – making the space perfect for cosying up following a day exploring the island.

Each guest bedroom, with de´cor reminiscent of the hotel’s coastal island location – featuring calming blue and green tones – has been fitted with a brand-new contemporary bathroom.

And now, the island retreat has unveiled its new spa suites, a collection of generously proportioned, individually designed suites to reflect the landscape of the island, affording outstanding views across Craignure Bay.

Guests of the suites can be picked up from the ferry terminal in the hotel Mercedes before entering the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel. Each of the suites features its very own, free- standing bath and Hebridean spa amenities from ishga, allowing guests to relax and unwind in total comfort, there is also full access to Driftwood Spa for additional relaxation.

Sea-View Suites allow outstanding views of the coastline from the first floor, with Juliette balconies offering complete privacy, whilst the Retreat Suites boast their own private hot-tub and decking that opens up onto the hotel grounds, with access to the boardwalk and beach.

John De Villiers, General Manager, said, “We’re delighted to be showcasing the final results of an outstanding refurbishment which has transformed the guest experience at our island hotel.

“From the outset, our goal was to create a small slice of understated luxury that reflects the stunning natural backdrop of the island whilst offering a warm and welcoming experience for all who come to stay. I think we have delivered on that goal and then some.

“The sumptuous interiors reflect the colours and landscape of Craignure Bay and have been created with true Scottish hospitality in mind, with a food and drink offering at Oran na Mara Bistro, serving the best seasonal produce from the famous west coast larder.”

Following on from the initial £3m investment, Crerar Hotels has committed a further £1m into the coastal hotel to upgrade its spa facilities – creating ‘Driftwood Spa’, designed to reflect and complement the beauty of the island’s nature and wildlife.

As well as the creation of further treatment rooms – taking the total to four – an outdoor spa terrace and hot tub will allow residents to take in the stunning views whilst they relax.
Driftwood Spa also includes a 17m swimming pool, a thermal suite with sauna and steam room, relaxing foot spa, experience showers and a Rasul mud chamber. The four treatment rooms include two couples’ rooms, one single and one seaweed bath.

The significant investment will also introduce a range of outdoor facilities for guests to enjoy, including an enchanted fairy walk, external ‘Wilderness Spa’ with its own secluded hot tub and sauna and a swim deck for those wishing to try their hand at wild swimming.